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ORANGES AND SUNSHINE tells the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson, two-time Academy Award® nominee for Breaking the Waves and Hilary and Jackie), a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and been sent to children’s homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine; they got hard labor and life in institutions.
Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.
Interesting movie on a subject I knew nothing about. Who knew that little children were just taken from England and sent to Australia, half a world away!Published 1 month ago by Joan Tanguay
ORANGES AND SUNSHINE is an angry movie, that gains much of its power from the unemotional way in which director Jim Loach tells the story. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr. Laurence Raw
Very informative...who knew that this situation even existed! Film is a little long but in general well done. Thank you!Published 5 months ago by Virginia M. Ober
This is one of the movies you rent/buy that teaches you something surprising in history. You have to wonder how such things could happen, but it was during war time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robin V. Schenck
This movie really opens your eyes to a horrific event in this world's history. This movie was surprisingly well acted and captures your heart.Published 6 months ago by Crossfire50